Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Links! (hopefully posted on Friday this time)

From Mitch Youngblood, and this is just ridiculously cool and quite ingenious: Indiana Jones Mystery Package.

From Francis Cermak, and this is an entirely remarkable piece of investigation: A post-mortem of Silicon Knights.

From MSNBC, and this is quite a story: Unbreakable WWII carrier pigeon code cracked, says Canadian enthusiast. Someone should write a history of carrier pigeons.

From Steven Davis, and this is nerdtastic: Calculus Rhapsody. Also, and this may well be the most astonishing watch I've ever seen: Exquisite Jaquet Droz watch features a complex bird automaton. This next short video is nothing short of astonishing, really: Redwood Lumber Industry, Northern California - 1947.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is remarkable: A visit inside a vault holding $315,000,000,000 in gold bricks. Also, and this is entirely fascinating: ARPANET Test April 1976 with Jim Henson, Ayn Rand, Sidney Nolan & Yoko Ono. Please note: Ayn Rand comes off as the most pedantic, lifeless bore you could ever imagine. One more, and it's stunning: Immaculate Tomb: Exploring Actun Tunichil Muknal.

From Sirius, and who wouldn't want one of these: "Chicken-footed" building (Sami storehouse).

From Paul Adams, and this is an amazing piece of technology: It will take a 'baby elephant' to knock over this bike.

From Josh Eaves, and this is another set of "blending" photographs that combine the past with the present: Link to the Past.

From Griffin Cheng, and this is entirely fun: 2,000 ping pong balls and 30 teachers in zero gravity. Also, and this is quite incredible, it's Virus rebuilds heart's own pacemaker in animal tests.

Here are some amazing photos of the flight deck of the Endeavor: Endeavor cockpit.

Lastly, from Max Weinstein, and this is absolutely fantastic: The master map of all game companies and their connections.

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